Dr. Keith Heinzerling, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who occasionally smoke marijuana may be rewiring their brains, with their pot use causing structural changes to brain regions related to motivation, emotion and reward, a small study says.

    Recreational pot use by a small group of yo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers working with lab mice say they know why people who suffer wounds from accidents or violence while binge drinking may take longer than normal to heal.

    The laboratory study replicated a typical pattern of binge drinking -- three days of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people who listen to music that mentions specific alcohol brands are more likely to drink and abuse alcohol, a new study finds.

    The average teen is exposed to about eight alcohol brand name mentions per day, said study corresponding author ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scenes of cigarette use have become less common on prime-time television shows, and it may be linked to reduced smoking rates in the United States, a new study suggests.

    Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Penn...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a sin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

    Calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotine used in these devices wer...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.

    Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 pe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a simple new test that quickly detects the date-rape drug GHB in drinks.

    GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid), a central nervous system depressant, is one of the most commonly used date-rape drugs. Spiking drinks with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans would quit smoking if coverage for every type of smoking-cessation treatment was provided by all state Medicaid programs, and if states removed barriers to coverage, according to a federal government study.

    Although states are ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone application, or "app," designed to tackle addiction has helped recovering alcoholics stay sober or reduce their risky drinking, a new clinical trial reports.

    Participants using the A-CHESS app were 65 percent more likely to abstai...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol's role in U.S. traffic deaths is significantly under-reported, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which notes the blood-alcohol l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More and more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic drugs when they visit the emergency department for problems such as low back pain or a pounding headache, a new study finds.

    Between 2001 and 2010, emergency departments in the United...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even a single glass of wine, bottle of beer or mixed drink might impair driving ability in people over the age of 55, new research suggests.

    A small study by University of Florida scientists looked at how one serving of alcohol affected the dri...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones heal more slowly in smokers, a small new study suggests.

    British researchers analyzed bone-healing stem cells in blood samples taken from the area of the fracture in 50 smokers and nonsmokers with broken legs.

    The bone-heali...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to make sure your teen doesn't drive while intoxicated? You might want to start by making sure he or she doesn't go riding with peers who have been drinking or using drugs.

    That's the message of a new study that found that older high school ...Full Article